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LA Times Newsroom Votes 85% to Unionize

Eighty-five percent of the LA Times newsroom employees voted for the first time in 136 years to unionize under the Commercial Workers of America.

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PICS: Anti-EU and Juncker Protests Erupt in Poland

Thousands of people from across Poland have descended on the European Commission offices in Warsaw to protest the European Union’s (EU) growing interference with Polish laws.

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Diesel Giant Cummins Beats Tesla with First Electric Big Rig

Dominant diesel engine manufacturer Cummins just beat Tesla by unveiling the AEOS Urban Hauler Tractor as the first all-electric big rig. With Congress set to vote on September 6 to approve the national deployment of autonomous vehicles on September 6,

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) 2016 International Convention at Cobo Center May 23, 2016 in Detroit, Michigan.

SEIU Budget Slashed by $90 Million over Union Fears of Trump

The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) is slashing its organizing budget by $90 million, in a sign that unions fear their message will not resonate during a Trump administration, according to Businessweek.

A broker reacts as new elected US President Donald Trump shows up on a television screen at the stock market in Frankfurt, Germany, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016.(AP Photo/Michael Probst)

Teachers Union Leaders Devastated that So Many Members Voted Trump

Despite the fact that teachers union bosses were all in for Hillary and made a heavy push for members to jump on the Clinton bandwagon, exit polls revealed that a large number of teachers ignored their leaders and voted for Trump. Now union officials are engaging in finger pointing and recriminations.

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WATCH: Congressman Keith Ellison Talks Union Racism

As Keith Ellison makes his bid for the role of DNC chair official, statements revealed in a video recorded at the 2014 by video journalist Jeremy Segal aka Rebel Pundit acknowledge racist behavior perpetrated over decades by labor unions allies.

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Claim: L.A. Electric Bills Paid for City Consultants’ Hookers

With the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (DWP) settling a suit last year for over-billing customers $44 million due to shoddy work by Pricewaterhouse Coopers implementing a billing system, the L.A. City Attorney has now alleged that the prestigious firm accounting also fraudulently billed DWP to pay for hookers at swanky bachelor parties at Vegas hotels.

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Tesla: United Auto Workers Start Organizing Push

The United Auto Workers union announced that it will be targeting Tesla Motor’s Fremont, California factory for unionization efforts, now that the electric vehicle maker plans to ramp up production to over 500,000 units a year.

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Uber Pays $100 Million to Classify Drivers as Contractors

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick announced this week that the company had settled class-action lawsuits in California and Massachusetts for up to $100 million memorialize the company’s right to classify drivers as independent contractors, rather than employees.

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Left Wants ‘Gig Economy’ to Play by Union Rules

California State Assembly member Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego), a former political consultant and labor lawyer, wants the authority to push “gig workers” into collective bargaining and unionization.

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Teamsters’ Domino Effect Organizes Silicon Valley

The Teamsters Union, representing shuttle bus drivers for tech companies, have kicked up pay for drivers from $18 dollars an hour to $25 after signing contracts with Apple and other Silicon Valley companies, part of a “domino effect” to organize the tech sector.

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Clinton Flips On Pacific Trade Deal; Gets to Slam Biden, Hug Sanders

The media normally treats a politician’s dramatic policy shifts as insincere or foolish “flip-flops,” at least when it’s Republicans changing their minds. Let’s see how they handle one of the most blatant flip-flops in recent memory, as presidential candidate Hillary Clinton suddenly denounces the huge Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal that she championed as Secretary of State.

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Black Lives Matter, CAIR ‘Shut Down’ Jerry Brown’s Office

Occupiers from Black Lives Matter and the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) descended upon California’s capitol Wednesday by the hundreds, demanding state legislators pass a new bill on racial profiling, and calling on Governor Jerry Brown to sign it.

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Gawker Editorial Staff Joins Writers Guild of America, East

The editorial staff at Gawker Media has become the first digital newsroom in the country to unionize, with 75% of voters agreeing to be represented by the Writers Guild of America, East if collective bargaining should be necessary. Gawker’s staff said they will be “determining what we want to bargain for; forming a bargaining committee; and negotiating a contract.”